Original Star Tours Footage

Missing Star Tours? Have no fear. Here's some classic attraction footage as you prime yourself for the opening of Star Tours 2: The Adventures Continue!The Disney Parks are plan to relaunch the new and improved tours on the following dates:May 10th 2011 in Disneyland in Anaheim AND May 17th 2011 in Disney World in OrlandoI'm planing to be there opening day and hope to see you there!This is the full ride film played on Star Tours at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort, … [Read more...]

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Queue Video


Here is a video that will be featured in the queues for the all new Star Tours ride. Enjoy!Related articlesHasbro Reveals 'Star Tours: The Adventures Continue' Action Figures (chipandco.com) Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opens May 20 (studioscentral.com) … [Read more...]

The 2011 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Recap

This past weekend, 22,000 runners gathered in Orlando for the Princess Half Marathon weekend festivities.  Between the half marathon and the 5k, the children's races, and the health and fitness expo, families from all over the world came to participate in second of four runDisney endurance weekends in 2011.Of the 17,000 participants in the half marathon, the winner finished in1:22:50.  33-year old Jennifer Hanley-Pinto, of Jacksonville, FL, finished a mere 24 seconds in front the 2nd place … [Read more...]

From Under the Sea to Galaxies Far, Far Away – Opening Dates Are Set For A Soundsational Summer at Disneyland Resort


As families prepare for their 2011 summer vacations, the Disneyland Resort announces grand opening dates for several, highly-anticipated new attractions and family experiences.The all-new “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will bring a new beat to the streets of Disneyland Park beginning May 27. Also at Disneyland park, guests will once again visit galaxies far, far away with the opening of Star Tours, The Adventures Continue, on June 3.At Disney California Adventure Park, the … [Read more...]

Adults in Costume?

Should adults be allowed to wear costumes in the parks? This has been a question I have been wrestling with for a very long time.Let me explain. My first trip to Disney World was as a teenager I was already an “adult” and thus forbidden from dressing up in the parks. Sixteen-year-old DragynAlly was very sad about this. I thought “I’m still a kid. Why can’t I dress up as Cinderella or Belle?” But it was Disney policy and I let it go.Even as an adult there are times that I wish I could … [Read more...]

U.S. Military Can ‘Let the Memories Begin’ in 2011 With Special Ticket and Room Offers at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts Save up to 40% on rooms


At Walt Disney World® Resort - now through Sept. 28, 2011 active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option for $138 each, plus tax Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Parks Fun and More Option for $138 each, plus tax AND Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park … [Read more...]

D23’s 2nd Anniversary Member Mixer at Disneyland

The D23 Team wants to celebrate our second anniversary with a few of our fantastic members, and what better way than with food, games, drinks and a wonderful World of Color?Once guests check in at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney they will be given their FASTPASS for World of Color as well as a complimentary $10 game card for the Arena where the festivities will begin. There, guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the D23 Team and other D23 Members, while … [Read more...]

Family Fun Weekend Recap: Lunar New Year


I had a great time at the Lunar New Year Family Fun Weekend. Not only were there great performances, but the characters were dressed in red, the color for luck. This was also the first time I have ever seen Mulan and Mushu.What's great about this Family Fun Weekend was that it actually lasted TWO weekends, giving more people a chance to experience the magic. These next three weekends are Mardi Gras weekends! Be on the lookout for photos of that later.Here are some photos from Lunar New … [Read more...]

Disney’s “Walk of Magical Memories” Discontinued

Disney's "Walk of Magical Memories" Program UpdateFebruary 2011Over the last 11 years, Disney's "Walk of Magical Memories," the personalized commemorative paving stones between the main entrances to Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure™ parks, have offered guests an opportunity to be a part of Disneyland Resort history. As we continue to evaluate our offerings throughout the Resort, we have made the decision to no longer continue the Disney's "Walk of … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule March 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland Website.CurrentMark Twain Riverboat (Disneyland) closed through 2/17/11 for refurbishment. Main Street Vehicles (Disneyland) closed through 3/4/11 due to Main Street paving project. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Disneyland) closed through 3/8/11 for refurbishment. Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes (Disneyland) … [Read more...]